City of Sacramento: Accountant Auditor – Sacramento, CA

This Accountant Auditor position is located within the Community Development Department. This post will review accounts payable, accounts receivable, project budgets; develop, document; supervise a team of accounting technicians; prepare audit reports and analysis, and perform various cash and account reconciliations using various departmental computer software database systems.

What is Accountant Auditor?

Under general supervision, the Accountant Auditor performs professional accounting or auditing work including recording and reporting of financial transactions and budgetary control for assigned funds and City departments; review accounts payable, payroll, tax, and other fiscal records; develop, document, review, and determine impact of new accounting and auditing procedures and standards; and prepare financial reports, statements, audit reviews, analyses, and annual work papers.

The Accountant Auditor class is the journey level class in this series and is populated with many incumbents who make routine and limited commitments related to assignment and prescribed by organizational policies and procedures. The Accountant Auditor class is distinguished from the next higher level of Senior Accountant Auditor in that the latter has responsibility for a greater degree of accounting knowledge, expertise, and ability to independently handle progressively challenging assignments. Additionally, at the Senior Accountant Auditor level, incumbents develop and implement complex accounting system modifications usually involving the lead of subordinate professional accounting personnel.


General supervision is provided by higher-level administrative or accounting staff. Responsibilities may include direct or indirect supervision of other lower level accounting or clerical personnel or student interns.

Accountant Auditor candidate must have this qualification

  • Knowledge of:
    Accepted accounting and auditing principles and practices.
    PC hardware and software capabilities and accounting applications.
    Principles of financial administration, including budgeting, financial reporting, data processing and purchasing.
    Modern office practices, procedures, methods, and equipment.
    Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Skill in:
    Basic accounting and auditing concepts.
    Use of computers, computer applications, and software, and preparation of complex spreadsheets and Word documents.
    Identification and implementation of adequate internal controls.
  • Ability to:
    Examine and verify financial documents and reports.
    Prepare a variety of financial statements, reports, and analyses.
    Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
    Train and evaluate technical and clerical personnel.
    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Education: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in accounting, or in business administration, public administration or related field with major coursework in accounting.
  • Experience: Two years of technical/professional level accounting experience.

Accountant Auditor Job in Sacramento, CA -


Performs monthly cash reconciliation; reconciles bank accounts; identifies and resolves bank adjustments and discrepancies with City departments and the bank; obtains information from various agencies to compile the activity and year-end balances for various governmental funds; performs analytical review of activity in each fund; substantiates compilation and systematic review with supporting work papers; obtains, reads, interprets, and understands technical master grant agreements and grant contracts; prepares capital grants roll forward schedule, and ensures the proper billing, collection, and spending of grant funds.

Assists in the budget preparation, proper expenditure coding, document preparation, and other accounting-related activities; monitors budget for various City departments and projects.
Develops and documents were accounting procedures; reviews and determines an impact of new accounting and auditing standards; assists with implementation; incorporates changes in financial reporting standards into the individual fund and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report templates; communicates changes in standards and impact of changes to other accountants.

Provides accounting and tax reporting services to related organizations; reconciles, records, monitors, and accounts for major tax revenues, fines, and fees; responds to questions/issues/ complaints regarding transient occupancy taxes and utility user taxes; monitors and responds to delinquency issues through oral and written contact; Calculates, prepares, and records regular transfers of certain taxes and fees between funds.

Assists, advises, and communicates with assigned operating departments on accounting, financial, and budget concerns; provides accounting services to related organizations; performs analytical review of activity; monitors, evaluates, and provides professional guidance to payroll staff engaged in operation, maintenance, and control of the biweekly payroll process; reviews and approves accounting transactions, including payment vouchers, material receiving reports, and journal vouchers, for various funds and organizations; compiles and prepares statistical and other special reports and performs special projects as necessary.

May supervise, assign, monitor, evaluate, and provide professional and technical guidance to staff engaged in the operation, maintenance, and control of relevant activities.
Provides exceptional customer service to those contacted in the course of work.
Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each holding this classification.

Accountant Salary

  • $32.34 – $42.43 Hourly
  • $2,587.00 – $3,394.70 Biweekly
  • $67,261.93 – $88,262.17 Annually

Interview Process: Human Resources will forward qualified applications to the hiring department. Those determined to be the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an interview process. A recommendation of the top candidate(s) resulting from this interview process will be forwarded to the Director of Community Development. The Director will review the results, if necessary conduct additional interviews, and forward the recommendation to the City Manager’s Office for final action.

Conviction Questionnaire: Human Resources will notify candidates who met the minimum qualifications by email to complete and submit the “Conviction Questionnaire.” The notification will provide each applicant with instructions on how to sign into his/her GovernmentJobs account and retrieve the “Conviction Questionnaire.” Promptly follow the instructions and respond to the questionnaire within 48 hours from the date of the email notification. Failure to complete this step by the deadline will result in your application not being forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.

Job Title: Accountant Auditor
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Sacramento, California

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